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about. some big news out of washington this morning. president trump tweeted that he's nominating christopher wray to be the new director of the fbi and called him a man of impeccable credentials. wray was like, "thanks, can i put that on my resume when you fire me?" [ laughter and applause ] thank you so much. this is interesting, i read that wray was actually chris christie's lawyer. [ laughter ] he helped christie with the bridgegate scandal and also got restraining orders dropped from seven kfcs. >> steve: wow. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: seven. [ applause ] >> steve: seven. >> jimmy: seven. >> steve: that's a lot of kfcs. >> jimmy: he tried -- >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: former fbi director james comey released the opening statement for his testimony tomorrow. he said that trump once invited him out to dinner and it turned out to be just the two of them. [ laughter ] even worse, he made them sit on the same side of the booth. [ laughter and applause ] this is weird. [ indiscernible ]
asked him for loyalty, and then they just looked at each other in silence. [ light laughter ] then melania said, "that's what i should have done." >> steve: whoa! [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i saw that a bar in d.c. is opening at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow for comey's hearing. [ cheers ] did you hear about this? it's turning into a big thing. so the bar is opening at 9:30 a.m. in d.c. for comey's hearing and will give everyone free rf drinks each [ ee and ae weets abouit which mes everne wil d t around 91 a.m. it. >> jimmy: guys, it's been the paris climate agreent, harted his own channel. [ light laughter ] and it's actually on right now. donald, what's happening in your neck of the woods?
>> thanks, jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] the public has all been subjected to fake news, but let me tell you, you've also been subjected to fake weather, okay? [ light laughter ] so right now i'm going to give you the real forecast. okay? everyone's worried about climate change, but we're going to have the most fantastically beautiful -- the weather's going to be so beautiful, we're going to be able to go year round. i mean, there's going to be great golfing down here in florida. we're going to have great golfing up the coast of georgia. even here in colorado we're going to have some great golfing. i mean, this is fantastic. also down here, i mean look at this place. this place is called the gulf of mexico, okay? now that's a part of mexico i'd like to visit. [ laught my: gh se,
they have emmys for stand-up specials, right? >> steve: they should. >> jimmy: this should win an emmy. it's unbelievable. anyway, check it out. he also is a "new york times" best-selling author. norm macdonald is on the show. >> steve: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the special, the book is insane. >> steve: both of them are insane. >> jimmy: the book is -- they're both so tricky and so well delivered, i can't even get into it. this book is not a memoir. we'll talk to norm about it. it's a memoir, but it's all fake. [ light laughter ] i know it's hard to describe. but it's fantastic. it's a great read. but the stand-up special, too. you gotta see it. it's just great. he's one of the funniest dudes ever. plus she's written a wonderful new children's book called "she persisted: 13 american women who changed the world." chelsea clinton is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] this is great, too.
also here tonight, i'm very excited about this. he comes on, he's 13 years old, he's an animal expert. robert irwin is dropping by and he's got animals. [ cheers and applause ] we have great music tonight also from rae sremmurd, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] rae sremmurd. rae sremmurd. >> steve: rae sremmurd. >> jimmy: guys, you know that they say a picture is worth a a thousand words? well, it's also worth one meme. i'll show you what i'm talking about. it's time for "this week in memes." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this is week in memes this week in memes yeah ♪ >> jimmy: now first up, let's take a look at this recent photo of donald trump and pope francis. [ laughter ] this meme is called, "when bae takes you to dave and busters but you thought you were going to da club." [ laughter and applause ]
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody! we are joined right now by a a 13-year-old animal expert from the australia zoo. please welcome back to our show, robert irwin, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: robert, it's always good to see you. >> it is so great to see you. >> jimmy: how are you doing? everything good? >> i am absolutely awesome. thank you so much for having me back on. you have -- the best audience, the best viewers in the entire world.
>> jimmy: i agree. i bet you're getting -- you're getting good feedback from our appearances? >> absolutely. everyone's been so nice. so thank you very much. it's just a great experience. >> jimmy: oh, i'm happy. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: we love having you on. you always bring really cool animals. and you always have a very informative but also very scary for me. [ light laughter ] but first, i want to talk about you are going to go on a big trip here. what's the expedition? tell us about that. >> so every single year a team of scientists from the australia zoo and my family actually go up to the steve irwin wildlife reserve, which is this huge reserve. and it's about the size of new york city and it's just massive. and we've got all kinds of different animals there. we've actually invited people to come with us on an expedition to research all these different animals. we've actually got the most comprehensive study of crocodiles in the entire world. we're learning these amazing things. it's techniques that my dad actually started. so anyone who wants to can
experience this remote bushland in australia. >> jimmy: really? >> great, it is amazing, really. >> jimmy: what do we have to do? go to a web site or something? how do we --? >> exactly. yeah. so you go to australiazooexpeditions.com. >> jimmy: oh, yeah, yeah. >> and you can come with us. the reserve is the size -- it's huge. it's twice the size of singapore. it's amazing. >> jimmy: wow. >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i know that you didn't invite me personally but you're inviting everybody -- [ laughter ] anyone who wants to do it. yeah. >> well, actually, without crocodiles we've caught over 150. and i know that you can't come with us because you'll be doing the show. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but we've decided that the first crocodile that we're going to catch, we're going to name jimmy fallon, after you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah? >> yes. absolutely. >> jimmy: no way. >> and you can actually go online. >> jimmy: and i can check on him and stuff? >> you can track jimmy fallon. you can see exactly where he goes. it'll be awesome. >> jimmy: it's like twitter except for alligators. yeah. you can track where -- >> yes. exactly. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you're totally right. yeah. >> jimmy: i'm honored. that's so cool. all right, robert, what did you bring me today? let's see some animals. >> all right. first up we've got, actually a a very cute and fluffy animal to start with.
[ audience aws ] this is joe. and he's a north american badger. he's really cool. so the north american badgers -- >> jimmy: oh, honey badger. >> as the name suggests -- >> jimmy: yeah, badgers don't care. no. >> yeah. exactly. now they are similar to the honey badger. >> jimmy: is that hurting him? >> no, no, he's all good. [ light laughter ] they are quite feisty. in fact, in africa the honey badger has been known to back down lions. they have no fear at all. >> jimmy: they really don't. >> yeah, but i think you might actually be able to pet him if you like. there you go. give him a little pat. [ laughter ] he loves his pat. he really does. there you go. ooh. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i like this part. >> there you go. >> jimmy: yep. he feels like i thought he would, too. >> he's got that really loose skin. so if an animal were to grab him, he can turn around and bite them. yeah, it's really cool. >> jimmy: how is he allowed to be here? [ laughter ] how old is he? >> he's fine. he's a young one. so he's only about a month old. [ audience aws ] so he's not going to do too much damage. >> jimmy: that is a beautiful animal.
we've got a little plate of food there. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and he's omnivorous. so he'll eat plants and he'll also eat little animals as well. so if you pop that right there. oh! give him a little nip. there you go. [ laughter ] there you go. >> jimmy: there you go, pal. [ laughter ] look at that. [ audience aws ] he lifted the plate up himself and everything. isn't that wild? [ laughter ] >> and you can see his nose there. he's got a really acute sense of smell. so he can detect anything from, like, a little animal like a a bird or maybe a little insect. they're really, really good that way. >> jimmy: wow. >> see those little claws there, too? they're great at digging. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and when he gets older, in the wild, he would actually build a den underground and dig it out. >> jimmy: yeah. >> fascinating. >> jimmy: he can back down a a lion? >> yeah. yeah, so if he -- [ laughter ] if he catches a food item, nothing takes it off him. >> jimmy: i think we're ready to get rid of him. >> yeah, okay. >> jimmy: great to see him. it was great to see him. he is very cool. [ cheers and applause ] >> there we go. it's pretty exciting. >>my
stuffed animals or like toys? [ laughter ] like, plush animals? >> not this time. >> jimmy: no, okay, yeah. >> but we've got a really special one. this is a reptile this time. >> jimmy: okay. >> this is donatella. and donatella is an alligator snapping turtle. isn't he amazing? he's very young. he's only about two years old at the moment. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but you're welcome to hold him. >> jimmy: all right, where do i hold him? >> just make sure -- just down there. make sure you don't get anywhere near his mouth because he's got quite a bite on him. but -- this one -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: why would you hand him to me? >> when they get full grown, they'll easily just be able to bite through human bone. [ laughter ] he's only about two years old. >> jimmy: ah, he's moving his neck! [ laughter ] wait, how long is his neck? how long is his neck? >> you'll be good, you'll be good. >> jimmy: he's moving his neck. ah! ahh! ow! robert, take him! >> all right! all right. >> jimmy: oh, gosh. save yourself. he was slipping -- oh, my gosh. >> he's only about two years old. we've got one that 100 years old, full grown that is ready to meet you. does that sound good?
>> jimmy: snapping turtle? >> snapping turtle. alligator snapping turtle. and his name is sheldon. all right, come on out, sheldon. >> so this is one that you would definitely not want to get anywhere near his mouth. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: look at that. oh, my! >> you can see just at the end of his tongue, he's got this thing called the -- lure and it looks bit like a worm. so he'll cram himself underwater in a little crevice and wiggle it around so like a a little fish might think it's a food item. and then it will swim right up into his mouth and all of a a sudden, he grabs the fish. [ laughter ] it is astonishing. >> jimmy: we were both making the same face at one point. [ laughter ] >> yes. how cool is he? [ cheers and applause ] that's awesome. isn't he just like a dinosaur? >> jimmy: i can't believe i was afraid of that little guy. [ laughter ] donatello, please. you're a joke, donatello, please. grow up, one day. you wish. you wish, yeah. >> in a hundred years that's what he'll look like. >> jimmy: in a hundred years, yeah. i'll see you in a hundred years, buddy, please. el
>> jimmy: bye, sheldon. take care, buddy. well done, well done. [ cheers and applause ] >> awesome. >> jimmy: well done. [ applause ] >> that is great. >> jimmy: you have more stuff? >> yes! oh, absolutely! okay. so for this one, i want you to come around to the front of the desk. >> we're going to come around, i'll grab this bottle. now, you're welcome just to go on, like, on your hands and knees right here. [ laughter and applause ] you can kneel down like this. you're fine. you'll be fine. it's all good. >> jimmy: i know. this is just -- e >> you're good. and we're about to meet hazel. so come on out, hazel. >> jimmy: sounds like a cute name and it's probably going to be like a -- something that frightens -- [ audience aws ] >> no, it is very cute. here she is. so hazel is a baby kangaroo. [ audience aws ] what do you think? you want your bottle? there you go. oh, isn't she great? [ applause ] these are from -- >> jimmy: how old is she? >> she's actually only about eight months at the moment. she's a joey, she's a baby kangaroo. and these guys of course occur
if you'd like to come around you can actually hold this bottle and feed her. so come around to this side. >> jimmy: be very careful. >> there you go. >> jimmy: like a little -- >> there you go. >> jimmy: like a little bunny rabbit kind of thing. >> yeah. it's like an oversized bunny rabbit. and she's actually quite small but she will get a lot bigger. this particular species is the red kangaroo. and they're the largest species -- the largest kangaroo species. and you can see those legs. that's what helps them jump. they can jump 30 feet in one single leap. it's astonishing. there we go. >> jimmy: yeah, and i mean this is -- yeah. >> i think she's got all her milk. >> jimmy: what do they eat if people aren't out there with bottles of milk? >> just grass. just grass. it's okay. >> jimmy: okay, good. >> but i think she's done. what you can do is if you kind of lightly blow in her face, like this, that's kind of how you introduce yourself. >> jimmy: blow in her face? >> yeah, blow in her face. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hazel, thank you for -- >> no. >> jimmy: no. right? she doesn't want to.
[ audience aws ] >> jimmy: aw! >> she gave you a little kiss. >> jimmy: that's pretty cute. she gave me a kiss. >> she's so cute. >> jimmy: all right, hazel, thank you for coming on the show. >> thank you, hazel. >> jimmy: i appreciate it. >> thank you. bye-bye. [ light laughter ] there you go. >> jimmy: i just want to blow, i didn't know what to do. okay, good. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that was nerve-racking as well. >> all right. actually, how about we come around one more time, because this animal -- i want you to just sit here in front of the desk. this one can be a little bit feisty. >> jimmy: this one is going to attack me. i know it. i can feel it. [ laughter ] >> i want you to just grab this bottle. >> jimmy: okay. >> okay. >> jimmy: yeah. >> now, the animal that i'm about to get out -- >> jimmy: i don't take this bottle, no. this is for the animal. >> the animal i'm about to bring out is amazing. they're an african animal. they can get up to 300 pounds and they've been known to kill adult lions. they are amazing. [ light laughter ] all right. here we go. are you ready? >> jimmy: we might have to go to commercial. [ laughter ] >> ready for this? >> jimmy: yeah. >> here we go. put this here.
>> jimmy: oh, no! what are they? >> they're baby warthogs. [ audience aws ] >> they're so cute. you can give them a bottle. >> jimmy: how many -- how many of them are there? >> there are three of them in there. there you go. have your milk. now these guys are really, really young. they're only a couple months old. but when they are full grown, as i said, they'll get up and over 300 pounds in weight. >> jimmy: 300 pounds each. >> aren't they incredible? >> jimmy: they're amazing. >> we've got eenie, meanie and miny. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh! [ audience aws ] >> they've got really cute names. and when they get older, they'll develop these tusks. [ laughter ] and the tusk is what helps them dig underground. they love eating, like, tree roots. >> jimmy: this is tough already. this one's like really getting into this. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: into this nipple here. yeah. >> yeah. aren't they wild? so the warthogs are just amazing. they're one of my favorite animals. >> jimmy: miny come here. is this meanie or miny? >> no, that one's miny. >> jimmy: miny. robert, thank you so much for coming on and bringing these animals. >> aw, totally. no worries. >> jimmy: this is always a trip for us. [ cheers and applause ] robert irwin, everybody. robert irwin. norm macdonald joins us next. stick around, everybody. hi, buddy. eenie. [ cheers and applause ]
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i didn't realize i had that gig in january -- in july, whatever. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: now, you've got to show up at these places, yeah. norm, i saw your special on netflix, i got to say, that was one of my favorite things that i've ever watched. >> oh, so sweet of you. >> jimmy: i enjoyed it so much. i didn't want it to end. gosh, there's so many funny bits in this thing. one is -- the one is you get into this whole rif about commercials, and you say you don't like this commercial where they tell you everything you already know. >> oh, yeah. well, there's a guy, yeah. he goes -- there's a guy and he goes, "you like gold?" [ laughter ] and i go, "yeah, sure i do." he says, "you know, gold gets more expensive." you're like, "i understand gold." [ laughter ] he goes, "gold is valuable." i go, "stop telling me i -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we understand the concept of gold. >> yes. daffy duck i learned that from. [ light laughter ] gold. but thank you. that was very nice of you to say about my special.
things. you have to check it out. 'cause you don't understand how you -- "hitler's dog" can be just funny, but it's so funny because just -- you're saying you got to love -- >> it's about love. you know, this is going to sound odd. and i didn't mean to come out here and say this, but you know, you're always influenced by your elders in comedy, but sometimes you're influenced by your juniors. and i always like that you infused everything you did with what i think is a sense of -- of overreaching love. >> jimmy: thank you. that's right, i do. i do. [ cheers and applause ] i try. but let's talk about the book here. this is norm macdonald, this is based on a true story. i think when you came on the last time it was called "a memoir." >> yeah, it was. the hardcover was named "memoir," and then, so, what happened was the new york times, they have their best-seller list, you know. and so, they put mine in the -
it was -- i wrote a novel. it was a novel. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but i just put "memoir" in the title. >> jimmy: sure. >> so, i thought they would read it, you know? [ laughter ] and they said they read it. i -- i contacted them and i say, "well, clearly this is not a memoir, it's a novel." and they said, "we thought it was a memoir." so, it's either the worst novel or could be the best novel of all time. >> jimmy: yeah, i think it really is. and it's such a -- it's such a -- it's such a -- just so well written, so congrats on this. it's in paperback, everyone pick this up. >> and it is available now, apparently. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i just heard. >> jimmy: is it? >> whatever date you said. but they said just backstage, they said, "jimmy's wrong, it's available now," a lady told me. >> jimmy: who -- who said this? the turtle lady? >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: she doesn't know about when your book comes out. >> i was stopped -- i was stopped on the way in here by a a cop and he said, "anything you say can and will be held against you." i said, "blake lively." [ laughter and applause ]
[ rimshot ] >> jimmy: oh gosh, a cop. you make me laugh. norm -- are you -- are you going to work on -- i hate to say this, but are you going to work on another book? i can't -- >> i'm working on one now. >> jimmy: you are? >> yeah. as a matter of fact, i brought it. been working on it 24/7, god, all the time. and 24 hours a day, 7 days a a week. 24/7. [ light laughter ] so anyways, i thought maybe i'd favor you and your audience with a first look. >> jimmy: oh, my goodness, we'd be honored. [ cheers and applause ] this is fantastic. >> that's my working title. [ talking over each other ] these are called galleys. i'll just read here. >> jimmy: sure, sure. this is exciting. >> it's june 7th and i'm on "the tonight show." i always feel comfortable
jimmy fallon. i was smartly but tastefully attired. [ laughter ] in a suit jacket of brooding gray. recalling the shadows that fall from the peaks of haunted mountain ranges. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what? >> and the moment before an unexpected storm. offset by a tie of a certain hue, that evoked the dropping petals of my past. the flowers having passed out of youth and into the mysterious and commanding realm of age and wisdom. in a sudden it struck me, this bit about reading volume two of my memoirs was bombing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, that's not true. >> says it was bombing big time. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: this is a book that you're writing. >> a moment later, i begin questioning every decision i ever made. [ laughter ]
was i wrong to choose a life in the performing arts and reject the opportunity to be a boot black? [ light laughter ] as my father had been and his father before him. well, it appeared all was lost. then out of the corner of my eye -- [ light laughter ] i spotted jimmy. and he had a curious look on his face. was it possible, the unflappable jimmy fallon might actually laugh? [ laughter ] old stone-faced fallon -- [ laughter ] as we used to call him up at 8-h, by god, there's a rule in show business that if you got a a laugh from old jimmy fallon, then by god, you earned it. [ laughter ]
so, something occurred to me and i decided to give jimmy a a sudden look. [ laughter ] then, from my other side, well, i heard old steve higgins, and he began to laugh. well, he laughed so hard he coughed up blood. [ laughter ] which later turned out to be a a complete coincidence. an unrelated subdural hematoma. [ laughter ] the bit, this bit we're doing right now, jimmy, soon to be known in history simply as "the bit --" [ laughter ] ended as the audience took to its feet to deliver a a spontaneous standing ovation.
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>> thank you. >> jimmy: number one. how's it going? >> i know, i just got the news. i'm so excited. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: i want to get into the book and talk about that, >> jimmy: i guess it's the -- i saw your parents at a serious fun gala not too long ago. >> did you have the beard? >> jimmy: i didn't have it yet. >> okay. >> jimmy: but i -- i talked to them for a little bit. your dad was so nice and talked to me about "the tonight show." and he's just -- he's just such a great speaker. >> i'm gonna keep him. >> jimmy: yeah, and i found this photo of him. and of your mom as well, when they first met. look at this beard. >> yeah. >> jimmy: look at that. [ laughter ] look at that one! >> i know, i mean, jimmy something to aspire to. >> jimmy: yeah, i mean, that's a real deal >> you got to work on the hair, too thought, right. >> jimmy: that's a good beard right there. oh, my gosh. i love that one, man. yeah, well, see if he has any advice for me on that one. >> okay, i'll get back to you. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah. now you spent a lot of time campaigning for your mom and with your mom. okay, what is that even remotely -- i couldn't imagine the -- the scrutiny and everything just comes under being the daughter
president. how do you deal with all that? >> well, the scrutiny certainly hasn't stopped. as we were talking about earlier. there was an article that came out today about the fact that i wear the same shoes a lot, which i'm actually wearing again this evening. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: can you believe that that's a story? you should be allowed to wear your shoes more than once. >> how dare i wear scuffed shoes. um, they're really comfortable. and i just -- [ cheers ] oh, thank you. yeah. [ light laughter ] i think it's something that working women and probably particularly working women new yorkers can empathize with me, and you find a good pair of shoes, you just stay with them. >> jimmy: you should be able to wear the same shoes that's -- [ cheers and applause ] i don't know how you do it, but you're great at doing it. >> wearing the same shoes? >> jimmy: no, the putting up with these stories coming out. [ laughter ] not wearing the same shoes. no, no, no, i don't know anything about your shoes. but putting up with these dumb stories that come out and just -- >> oh, well, i mean, you have to laugh. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i mean, with everything happening in the world, like this is what a newspapers gonna spend ink on? i mean -- >> jimmy: it's just silly.
i mean, you asked about last year. admittedly the biggest thing that happened in my life last year, was i became a mom for the second time. >> jimmy: i know, which is great. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. my son aiden was born june 18th, so it's about to be his one-year birthday. [ audience aws ] yeah, he's really super-mushy. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that's great. are you throwing a big party? >> his first word wasn't dada. >> jimmy: what? >> i know. >> jimmy: what were his first words? >> bye-bye. >> jimmy: oh, was it bye-bye? >> it was so sweet. >> jimmy: that's pretty cute. >> dada was his second word though. >> jimmy: dada is good. i'm trying really hard. >> i know you are, i know you are. so, for me, one of the great just stories last year while kind of advocating for my mom, whom i'm unabashedly unapologetically deeply biased toward -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you should. >> she remains such an inspiration to me, was getting to become aiden's mom. and i took aiden with me on the campaign trail. and so i'm really grateful to everyone on my mom's remarkable campaign team who helped
of, do an event, breastfeed, do an interview, breastfeed, do an event, breastfeed, pump, do an interview, breastfeed. >> jimmy: okay, i get you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. [ light laughter ] >> you know, i mean, there was a lot of logistics, last year, that had to be navigated. and aiden was just an amazing little traveler and i'm so, so lucky to be his mom. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: you did a good job. [ applause ] now, scarlet -- >> yes. >> jimmy: is two? >> two and a half. >> jimmy: two and a half, and you did a book reading for your -- your book, "she persisted." and all these kids started coming up to the stage. >> and she rushed to the stage. >> jimmy: she's like, "that's my mommy." look and see if you can find where her child is. [ audience aws ] she's like, yeah, i'm right there, just watching, it's like, "mommy, why are you reading to all these other kids?" [ light laughter ] >> no, so that was on saturday. and when i was putting her to bed saturday night, she said, hey mommy, can we read "she persisted." and i said, "oh, my gosh, like do you want to hear it again?" and she said, "yes, just for me." [ audience aws ] and i was like, "aw, she's so sweet." >> jimmy: tell me about
girls at home so i cannot wait to read this story to them. but what inspired you to write this? >> well, i think i was not alone, and that's probably an understatement, in being so struck by senator elizabeth warren's efforts to bring coretta scott king's words to the senate floor a few months ago. and i think, coretta scott king's words are always relevant, anywhere, but particularly in the senate, but she was censured. and senate majority leader mitch mcconell, in censuring senator warren said, nevertheless she persisted. and i don't think he had any idea how many women, and some men, would take it as a real badge of honor for senator warren, even more for mrs. king and really just for the women who persist throughout our country every day, and for the women who helped make our country healthier, more equitable, more just, more interesting, more beautiful. and so i was just thinking about like all these women who've inspired me, and i talked to my wonderful editor, at penguin, jill santopolo a
she was thinking along the same lines. so we decided to work on a a children's book together. and thankfully the extraordinary illustrator alexandra moyer could work on it with us and so i just am so excited it's now out in the world. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. i think it's a great -- [ cheers and applause ] it's a great book. "she persisted." chelsea clinton, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, jimmy. >> jimmy: we'll be back with a a performance from rae sremmurd, everybody. chelsea, number one! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ a millie dresselhaus doll! happy birthday, sweetie! oh, millies. trick or treat! we're so glad to have you here. ♪ what if we treated great female scientists like they were stars? ♪ yasss queen! what if millie dresselhaus,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tonight's musical guest is a platinum-selling duo from mississippi. and one of them's having a a birthday today. yay! [ cheers ] performing "swang" off of their album "sremmlife 2," with a a little help from the roots, give it up for rae sremmurd. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ jimmy fallon one more time sremmlife swang woo rock 'em side to side ♪
like to swang like to swang know some young people ♪ ♪ like to swang big bank take a little bank hey hey everyday spillin' up drank ♪ ♪ she want the whole crew shawty brave when the money talks what is there to say ♪ ♪ blow away watch it blow away when i die can't take it to the grave ♪ ♪ ♪ gettin' dough ain't a thing change coasting grippin' grain ♪ ♪ goin' through the money
don't say my name in ♪ ♪ i'm so glad that you came all these bad gettin' slain broke get a clue ♪ ♪ all these know how we do know some young like to swang like to swang ♪ ♪ know some young people like to swang big bank take a little bank hey ♪ ♪ everyday spillin' up drank she want the whole crew shawty brave when the ♪ ♪ money talks what is there to say blow away watch it blow away ♪ ♪ when i die can't take it to the grave ♪ ♪
they'll do anything ♪ ♪ for a dollar i coulda went to school to be a doctor but i dropped out and ♪ ♪ chose to be a baller switchin' lanes spittin' game in my new drop ♪ ♪ still on a paper chase that they don't ever stop everybody with me family ♪ ♪ you know how we rock party at jimmy fallon we gon' to flood the spot ♪ ♪ know some young like to swang like to swang ♪ ♪ know some young people like to swang big bank take a little bank hey ♪ ♪ everyday spillin' up drank she want the whole crew shawty brave when the ♪ ♪ money talks what is there to say blow away watch it blow away ♪ ♪ when i die can't take it to the grave ♪ ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> thank you all so much! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: rae sremmurd, everybody! "sremmlife 2" is available now. we'll be right back everybody. rae sremmurd. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ what you have released is unlike anything we've ever faced. the ultimate evil. [ sinister laugh ] [ dramatic music ] [ screams ] the mummy. rated pg-13.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to norm macdonald, chelsea clinton, robert irwin, rae sremmurd everybody, right there. rae sremmurd. [ cheers and applause ] and the roots from philadelphia, pennsylvania! [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. i hope we see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- alan alda, from "fargo", actress mary elizabeth winstead, comedy duo desus & mero, featuring the 8g band with jared champion. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] hey, that's wonderful to hear. in that case, what do you say we get to the news? happy birthday to vice president mike pence who turned 58 today. he made a wish and blew out the candles and tomorrow we'll find out if james comey can make his wish come true.